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My Mother Loves To Read But Is Not Able To Drive. Do You Deliver Books To People Who Aren't Able To Get To The Library?

Yes, the library does offer a homebound delivery service and Books By Mail to those customers who are physically unable to travel to their library branch. This option is offered through our Outreach Services department. Customers who qualify for homebound delivery can request their own items, or have Outreach staff select materials based on their reading preferences.

New In The Digital Collections: July 2017 Update

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In July 2017, TCCL uploaded 268 items into the Digital Collections. There are now approximately 37,059 items in the Digital Collections. Additions include: 

 

Back To School...With a Twist!

Savvy parents and teachers know that picture books are an excellent way to help children confront and process a variety of anxieties and fears. If your child is apprehensive about the fast-approaching first day of school, consider reading and sharing Adam Rex's book, "School's First Day of School," illustrated by the masterful Christian Robinson.

Singing To Your Child...Even When You Sound Like a Strangled Otter!

Think you can't carry a tune in a bucket? (Or...sound like a strangled otter when you attempt to sing "Skip To My Lou"?)

Guess what?

Kids don't know, care, or mind.

If you are self-conscious about the quality of your voice, remind yourself that the very act of singing is what matters most, both to children's brain development but also their emotional connection to the adults who sing to them.

Babies and children are keyed into YOU and your loving attention when you sing to them, not whether you can consistently hit that C note.

Great new parenting book: "How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen"

More than 30 years ago, a little parenting book became a huge hit. "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk" by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish was and continues to be an excellent guide to help parents and teachers communicate better with their children - which goes a long way to create family or classroom peace and harmony.

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